I mentioned in an earlier post about my grandparents upcoming diamond wedding celebrations. Not being able to afford a gift of real diamonds, I’ve made diamond themed scarves instead!
The heather coloured one is for my Nanny (who my shop is named after). I used this diamond trails pattern, but made it longer and repeated the middle diamond rows a few times. It took 2 skeins exactly of wendy merino dk wool (232m) when using a 5.5mm hook. I really like it; it looked a lot better after blocking.
The chunky grey scarf started off being this pattern I mentioned previously in my zigzag scarf post. But after one pattern repeat of the diamonds I realised that it ate wool and I didn’t have enough to make it wide enough. So I modified it to just have diamonds down the middle.
Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)
Pattern (for chunky grey diamond infinty scarf):
I used Wendy Serenity Super Chunky wool and a size 9mm hook (3 skeins – 240m). This pattern made an infinity scarf long enough to double up around the neck.
Front post treble crochet 2 together: fptrc2tog
This makes a V-shaped stitch in front of the work with the two arms of the V being worked around the posts of sc stitches 2 rows below. All the V’s worked side by side make a zigzag pattern (one half of the diamond pattern).
Work the first fptrc2tog as follows:
- Yarn over hook twice, insert hook horizontally (from front to back to front again) behind the “post” of the 2nd sc in the initial start row, yarn over hook and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). *Yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from *, 2 loops left on hook (one arm of the V made).
- Yarn over hook twice, skip 3 sc posts, insert hook horizontally behind the next post. Yarn over hook and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). *Yarn over hook, draw through 2 loops, repeat from *, 3 loops left on hook. Yarn over hook, draw through all three loops.
- There will be an “unworked” stitch left in the row below (behind the newly made fptrc2tog stitch).
The remaining fptrc2tog stitches of round 2 are worked the same but with the first arm of the V worked around the same post as the last arm of the previous stitch.
After round 2 the fptrc2tog stitch is worked around the top of the previous fptr2tog stitches rather than the sc posts.
Front post double crochet: fpdc
Yarn over. Insert the hook horizontally from the front of the work behind the post of the stitch in the row below, and back to the front on the other side. Complete the double crochet as usual. (Useful video here.)
Fsc 76 (or multiple of 4). Join with a sl-st into first st being careful not to twist the chain. (When weaving in ends you can use the tail to join the chain sts together for a seamless look).
Row 1: Ch2 (counts as one dc), dc in each stitch around, join with a sl-st
Row 2: Ch1, sc in first 3 sts, fptrc2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, fptrc2tog, repeat from * around, join with a sl-st.
Row 3: Ch2 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl-st
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *fptrc2tog (going around the tops of the previous fptrc2tog sts), sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, join with a sl-st
Row 5: Ch1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st.
Row 6: Ch2 (counts as dc), *fpdc, dc, repeat from * around finishing with a fpdc and join with a sl-st into the first st.
Row 7-8: Repeat row 6 working the fpdc’s around the fpdc’s of the row below.
Row 9: Ch1, sc around, finish with and invisible join. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Now join the yarn to the original starting chain on the other side of the work to make the ribbing effect on the other side of the diamonds.
Row 10 – 14: Repeat rows 5-9.
Block as desired (I didn’t bother!)
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I love the purple diamond scarf but I can’t find the pattern. The only pattern I see is for the grey chunky infinity scarf. Can you direct me to the pattern for the diamond trails pattern scarf you made for your nanny?
Hi Lana! I link to the original pattern below the picture of it above. I’d love to take credit but I didn’t actually design that one myself! I added in extra rows of the diamond pattern in the middle though. It used more yarn this way but personally I prefer it. :) here is the link again: http://hookandyarn.wordpress.com/free-patterns/
Love the the scarfs! Did you add a row of single crochet stitch between the diamond rows in your heather scarf?
Thank you! I repeated rows 4-7 twice before finishing it according to the original pattern. Row 7 is sc. :)
Thanks! I’m making it for my sister. She saw it on Pinterest and said, “For me?” Lol!
Haha that sounds familiar! Most frustrating when the pattern is not available. Hope she likes it! Is it a Christmas gift?
I’ll use it as a white elephant gift, that way she can work for it a little bit… :-)
That sounds like a fun idea!
I love this scarf! I’m trying to make it for my mom for Christmas but my first row of fptrc2tog are ending up backward with the open end facing the start chain instead of the other side. Any ideas where I’m going wrong? I’d really appreciate it!
Not quite sure Justine! I’ll have a look later today and get back to you. :)
Hi Justine! Not quite sure I understand what you mean by the open end facing the start chain? This scarf is worked in the round so when you get back to the beginning, after the second row of fptrcr2tog’s all the diamonds are “closed”. If you work it in rows instead, which you can if you prefer, then you’ll end up with half a diamond at each end. The first row of fptrc2tog’s do make a v shape with the point facing away from the foundation row. I hope this helps but let me know if not! :)
I figured it out, I was just being SUPER dense. Thanks for your help!!
How did you make the ribbing? I think I have the fptrcr2tog’s down, but I’m lost on the edges. Do you have a pattern to make the scarf exactly as shown? I’m kind of a newbie at this but picking it up quickly! Thanks!
Hi Krista! If you can do the fptrc2togs then you can definitely manage the fpdc’s. In this scarf they are worked around the posts of the sc’s in the row below. If you are struggling with getting your hook in from right to left (it can be a little tight) then you could try replacing row 5 with a row of double crochet instead of the single crotchets. Your scarf will be a little wider and use a bit more yarn, but I reckon it would look just as good. There are lots of good videos on YouTube showing how to do an fpdc if you are struggling. Let me know if you need more help!
Finally finished the scarf and LOVE it! Thank you so much for the pattern and the help. I didn’t use grey – used a pearly cream color and it looks amazing! Merry Christmas!!!
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Do you remember how many chains you started with on the Diamond Trail Scarf? I can’t figure out the multiples on making it longer correctly. Thanks!
Hi Patricia! From memory I think I did 222sts. But it was a while ago! The pattern requires a multiple of 4, plus 1 for the end st, plus 1 for the turning chain. So 222 chains would make 55 pattern repeats. Hope that helps!
Thanks Debra! :)
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